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08-07-2012 11:33 PM  6 years agoPost 1
TheHud

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Went to HD today to pick up a few items, went to the check out and showed my ID for the 10% discount they give to veterans. Was informed that Maine and another state are a part of the new pilot program for their revamped discount program that they are planning to take nationwide. Apparently, now, I have to go online, give them way too much of my personal info, you know, so they can sell it to affiliated companies, and in return they will send me a few coupons.

Sorry, no thanks HD. I will go elsewhere.

EDIT: BTW, no, I am not someone who expects a vet discount from places. But money is tight, so if someplace offers it and I know, I will use it. I just think that there is no reason to hand personal info over to a company when flashing an ID would suffice.

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08-10-2012 07:45 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Oracus

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Yeah I do not give any info to any chain store for any reason.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a...d-wal-mart.html

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08-10-2012 08:16 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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08-10-2012 10:11 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Ed W

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Still fortunate here in Maryland. At Lowes all I do is show my VA card for a 10% discount. No questions asked.
Ed

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08-10-2012 10:59 PM  6 years agoPost 5
sjgusmc21

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Yeah, kind of getting tired of this treatment. I retired in Nov 2002, and since then, the number of bus. that give discounts to active duty and/or retired military is getting smaller and smaller. It really bothers me sometimes, but I try to remember that the economy isn't doing to well either.

Was at Old Country Buffet the other night (myself, wife, and two daughters 4.5 years old and 3 months old) and a larger lady in front of me had two coupons, so her 4 teenagers ate for free, and she only paid for herself. When it was my turn, I asked if they gave military retiree's a discount. She said no and that was it. So later I grabbed the manager, and he stated that they gave active duty '5%', but they had to draw the line somewhere, so nothing for retiree's. I asked him how much money he lost with the 'group' in front of me, and he didn't say a word.

It really is the principle, not the money. And it chaps my ass. Sorry, didn't mean to hi-jack thread, but thought it was pertinent to the thread.

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08-13-2012 04:05 AM  6 years agoPost 6
dilberteinstein

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Ed W
Still fortunate here in Maryland. At Lowes all I do is show my VA card for a 10% discount. No questions asked.
Ed
Same thing here in Texas. I have found Lowes much better for me than HD. I also have the Lowes card (not credit) that allows me to return stuff without a receipt. If I forget my card, I just give them my phone number.

I couldn't find my paperwork with the DD214 so I contacted the Army with my service number and such. After months of back and forth letters and forms, the Army finally came back with:"We had a fire so we don't have your records."

I stumbled across my honorable discharge amd Lowes said:"good enough...10% discount for you."

I use Lowes...good company.

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08-13-2012 11:42 AM  6 years agoPost 7
nick.gruber

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Lincoln, NE

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If they're going to start doing that Ill just start going back to Lowes. I like Lowes better anyways.

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08-15-2012 01:01 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Learn to Fly

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Yalesville Connecticut

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What I think is messed up about that too, my Dad a veteran who served this country is NOT allowed a discount cause he made to much money at his job. Why is he not allowed? Dumb, he has a girl a HD that will accept his card.G-8 I think he said


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